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  • About the Program
    How great it is to have the freedom in our country to work, enjoy recreational opportunities, and feel safe in our homes?  This is possible in large part to the law enforcement and court system found in all communities.  If you are interested in a career as a Crime Scene Investigator, Judge, FBI agent, or police officer, then you need to check out The Criminal Justice program at Burton.  Here you will experience crime scene scenarios and learn about the many areas of our vast criminal justice system.


    • Investigating crimes
    • Investigating crime scenes as a detective and evidence investigator
    • Conducting traffic stops, including DUI
    • Investigating traffic accidents
    • Traffic law
    • Crime prevention
    • Court structure
    • Court testimony
    • Prosecution and defense of criminal cases   Simulated court cases
    • Arrest and custody procedures
    • Use of force
    • Correctional institution issues
  • Instructor

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    Jason Walls

    Started at BCAT in 2015

    Roanoke County police officer for 13 years

    MS and BS degrees in Criminal Justice

  • Career Pathways

    Police Officer

    Corrections Officer

    Jail Administrator

    Probation Officer

    Youth Services Worker

    Case Manager

    Public Information Officer